We at MMofA recognize that the pandemic has caused significant losses in revenue, staffing, operations, and worst of all, losses of health and life. Like many others, we have experienced all these issues ourselves, and we have endeavored to respond creatively and positively with innovative projects. In the meantime, we are still working to regain lost staff positions, revenue, and economic stability.
We are sorry if our inability to return immediately to pre-pandemic programming is disappointing to some individuals. Still, we are doing the best we can with the limited resources we have. We have taken this time to reassess our programming to assure that our limited resources are used to the benefit our community and to fulfill our museum’s mission to, “Educate. Engage. Enrich: Through the Arts.” In the coming months, we’ll be adding classes for all ages including (but are not limited to) meditation in Fantastical Forest, beginning throwing on the pottery wheel, clay for two, teen art as well as new offerings such as kids’ afterschool pottery classes, professional developmental workshops, and toddler and preschool sessions. We cannot turn back the clock and restore all the lost positions and revenue, but we are doing our best to continue to provide new and improved programming.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to thank our members and patrons whose support has enabled the Museum’s continued operation. If you would like to reap the benefits our Museum and Museum School offer, we encourage you to support the museum and gain benefits reserved for our supporters by becoming members. Taxes may pay for our lights, utilities, and basic staff operations, but they do not cover classes, exhibitions, programs nor any of the expansion, furniture, or physical upgrades of the past 30 years.
Keep an eye on our website and social media sites because we’ll be posting updates and enrollment dates… soon.